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Greening Print Marketing: Environmental Sustainability Conference Means Your Printer May Get Greener

Now corporate marketers have even more reasons to feel good about keeping their documents in print.

Those following the “greening” of the printing industry know that the industry has really put a lot of force behind environmental sustainability. Those efforts are ramping up with the 2009 National Environmental, Health and Safety (NEHS) Conference, to be held March 16-18, 2009, will tackle one of the most significant issues that has the printing industry abuzz: becoming a Sustainable Green Printer (SGP Printer).

The conference will span all printing processes—commercial printing, flexographic, and specialty printing—and will address sustainability, environmental, health, safety, and HR issues.The conference will include general sessions, roundtable discussions, and half-day in-depth pre-conference workshops covering topics such as:

  • Developing sustainability management systems
  • Meeting environmental and safety compliance
  • Establishing sustainability metrics
  • Sharing updates on new employment law issues.

The 2009 NEHS Conference is co-sponsored by the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA), Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), Printing Industries of America, and the Newspaper Association of America (NAA).

For more information about the conference, visit or contact Jeanette Tuttle-Hamer at or 800-910-4283, ext. 712.

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Written by Heidi Tolliver-Walker

Heidi Tolliver-Walker has been a commercial and digital printing industry analyst, feature writer, columnist, editor, and author for nearly 20 years. She is known for her meticulous research and no-nonsense perspective. In addition to having written thousands of industry articles for top industry publications, she and Richard Romano have been the face of the well-respected industry research firm The Industry Measure (TrendWatch Graphic Arts) for many years. In her more than 13-year tenure with the firm, she has written countless reports on digital printing, 1:1 (personalized) printing, Web-to-print, personalized URLs, and other hot industry applications. She is also a long-time contributing editor and columnist for Printing News, for which she writes two monthly columns, including "Personal Effects," which features monthly analysis of 1:1 (personalized) printing case studies. She is also the author of three titles for the National Association of Printing Leadership: Designer's Printing Companion, Ink & Color: A Printer's Guide, and Diversifying Via Value-Added Services. As a small, niche publisher (Strong Tower Publishing), she is active in utilizing these technologies in her own business, as well.


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